Since Dollar Tree was one of the first stores to display their Halloween merchandise, beating even the usually quick triggered hell I call Wal-Mart, I figured I would get them wicKED ranKED and display some of the good deals I snagged. Without further delay, here they are:
You will notice the skulls that I have already blogged earlier about. I picked up a dozen of them and they are really working out well by being re-purposed into really great and gory props.
Miranda grabbed these excellent signs, and the top one, will go well with the Zombie theme we are envisioning this Halloween. Of course the menu signs will be perfect for our annual Halloween party to add ambiance to our gruesome and gross buffet. They are more whimsical than frightening but I like to keep our Party an even mesh of the two.
One of Miranda's best purchases of the day was the lenticular pictures.
For Halloween, we always swap out all our normal hanging pictures and art work in the house for Halloween themed items. These will look great in the guest bathroom. They look pretty good just by themselves, but one could easily dress them up in a real glass and wood frame (which Dollar tree sells for... you guessed it... a dollar). It would be easy to antique the frame for added effect.
Dollar Tree also had several other "cutesy" items for kids, party supplies, ceramic bowls, cups, what-nots as well as various other Halloween decorations. One item of note, that I did not grab, were the large black spiders for a buck. They are the same ones Wal-mart was selling last year for $3.99! Not to mention the jack-o-lantern, ghost, and black star helium balloons for parties or little ones.
Also in stock were numerous fall decor items such as flower arrangement's, leaf garland, wreaths, and the ever present (not so scary) scarecrows.
I also grabbed some standard yard haunting gear such as duck tape, masking tape, gloves, Elmer's glue, utility blades, and wire.
When all is said and done, Dollar Tree should be considered a staple for Halloween enthusiasts of all genres. Usually their items do tend to cater to younger children, but you luck up every now and then and get some great stuff. Even if you plan to dismantle, repaint, or re-purpose for the greater good. Plus they are cheap! With the average yard haunters budget hitting around 3 to 5 thousand dollars each year, cheap is the new scary! You can also order online here at the Dollar Tree website or find a store close to you here through the store locator. For all this, I have wicKEDly ranKED Dollartree 4 out of 5 Grimaces this year!
So this Halloween, don't lose your head.....
just use your brains.......
Go to Dollar Tree for great Halloween merchandise without spending an arm and a leg!